devein

verb
de·​vein | \(ˌ)dē-ˈvān \

Definition of devein 

transitive verb

: to remove the dark dorsal vein from (shrimp)

Examples of devein in a Sentence

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Stir in baby bok choy and peeled and deveined shrimp and cook until shrimp are opaque throughout, 3 to 4 minutes. The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "Red Curry Shrimp and Cilantro Rice," 9 Oct. 2018 Herbes de Provence 6 pieces bacon 1 dozen 10-12 shrimp, thawed, peeled and deveinedBBQ sauce Mesclun greens Directions: 1. Kelly Vaughan, courant.com, "BBQ Recipes," 22 June 2018 Add 3/4 pound peeled, deveined shrimp; cook until shrimp begin to turn pink, about 2 minutes. Michael Austin, chicagotribune.com, "Lively white wines pair with rich shrimp-feta spaghetti dish," 21 Mar. 2018 Add juice of one lemon, a tablespoon freshly chopped chives and 1 pound large peeled and deveined shrimp. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Keep it simple for Valentine's Day," 8 Feb. 2018 Heat for 30 seconds and add 1 pound large peeled and deveined shrimp. Lauren Delgado, OrlandoSentinel.com, "Keep it simple for Valentine's Day," 8 Feb. 2018 Removing it is no more complicated than deveining a shrimp. Melissa Jayne Kinsey, Slate Magazine, "Going Out With a Bang," 26 Oct. 2017 Clean and devein the shrimp well and remove the shells, leaving just the tail portion. Compiled By Celestina Blok, star-telegram, "Gourmet Tailgating: four recipes to ensure a winning gameday menu," 6 Sep. 2017 Protein roll call: andouille sausage, bone-in, skin-on chicken thighs, and peeled, deveined shrimp. Joy Wilson, Bon Appetit, "Joy the Baker's Grocery List: 3 Pounds of Butter, Rosé, and "Cat Lady Supplies"," 19 June 2017

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First Known Use of devein

1953, in the meaning defined above

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